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Carol E. Reiley

Founder & CEO, SquishyBotz

Carol Reiley is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and an active advocate for diversity/bias in AI. Her purpose in life is to save the world, one robot at a time.

She’s been named the Mother of Robots and over the past 20 years has worked in a breadth of robotics applications ranging from healthcare (Intuitive Surgical) to space (Lockheed Martin) to underwater to self-driving cars. She co-founded and was President of drive.ai where she led partnerships with Lyft and Grab, helped build a team of 8 to 150+ employees, and raised over $77M. She also founded Tinkerbelle Labs for low cost healthcare as well as Squishybotz for educational robotics.

She is a published children’s book author on the first growth mindset which has sold over 20K copies, was on the first female engineer on the MAKE magazine cover, and the youngest IEEE Robotics and Engineering Board Member. She previously was an instructor at Johns Hopkins and led a robot outreach event for over 1000+ low-income students in the Baltimore/DC area. She did her undergraduate in computer engineering from Santa Clara University and graduate work in CS at Johns Hopkins University and has published dozens of papers and holds eight patents.

She is currently CEO of a healthcare startup, a creative advisor of the San Francisco Symphony, a World Economics Forum Young Global Leader, and a brand ambassador for Guerlain Cosmetics. She is an advocate for underrepresented groups in technology as well as speaking out about bias in AI. She’s been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, MIT Tech Review, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Wired and is recognized by Forbes, Inc Magazine, and Quartz as one of the top founders in Artificial Intelligence.

She and her husband were named by MIT tech review as the AI power couple. They live in Los Altos and have one daughter.

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